Top Nigerian music producer, OJB Jezreel has died in a Lagos hospital following a protracted kidney disease, Naij reports.
OJB Jezreel, whose legal name is Babatunde Okungbowa passed away early Tuesday, June 14, 2016 just one month shy of his 50th birthday.
According to Naij, a family source revealed that the veteran music producer’s kidney failed completely last week. OJB Jezreel had been battling with a kidney disease for years. In October 2013, he was flown to and India hospital where he received a kidney transplant that saved his life at the time.
The transplanted kidney finally packed up, the family source said.
OJB Jezreel’s first wife Mabel Okungbowa, popularly called Mama J, had donated her kidney to him for the transplant.
It was reported that, the veteran Nigerian musician and producer had suffered a relapse and his body was rejecting the new kidney. OJB Jezreel denied the reports at the time.
He sent out a broadcast message read:
”Hi my name is Babatunde okungbowa a.k.a OJB Jezreel. I’d like to set the record straight, am at home and healthy with my family going about my normal business.
“Obviously bloggers don’t research before they post. If they did they would know that a transplant patient will always do routine checkups cus of infections etc.
“Mmmm nuff said am sure hiptv, orisun tv,encomium,el tv and black jerzie seeing and speaking with me in the past 2 weeks. Wasn’t on a hospital bed or in one! Research proper if it’s gossip worthy or not.”
OJB Jezreel is survived by three wives, June ‘Ama’, Korede and Mabel and many children.